In this case study Northamptonshire Sport and the School Sport Managers (School Games Organisers) show how the exciting ‘Family FUNS’ project, which began in January 2013, will target more than 70 families.
The ‘Family FUNS’ project is the flexible solution needed to reverse the trend of physical inactivity in both children and adults. The aim is to increase activity levels and improve attitudes to play and healthy eating in order to reduce childhood obesity levels. Key messages and support will be delivered to families through fun, weekly clubs, which will also improve children’s behaviour and raise attainment in school.
This case study examines the impact of our ‘FUNS for everyone’ and ‘Raising the Bar’ programmes on Marish Primary School in Langley. The impact on physical development and sporting performance has been clear, with Marish’s athletics team being crowned District Champions twice in three years.
By using Create’s programmes which focus on developing the whole child, not just physical ability, Marish have extended the programmes beyond PE to incorporate all practitioners.This has led to Marish being highly commended at Youth Sport Trust’s prestigious Innovation Awards 2013 for:
‘Excellence in harnessing PE and sport as a catalyst for learning – Primary’.